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Campbell River Fire Department installs FireSmart location markers

FireSmart emergency signs have been installed in the Beaver Lodge Lands by the Campbell River Fire Department.

The department has installed 24 location markers in the area known for its vast network of walking, running, mountain biking and horseback riding trails.

The installed signs have emergency codes containing letters and numbers that link to GPS coordinates in the North Island 911 fire dispatch system, according to the city.

They say the markers will help emergency crews by improving location accuracy.

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“When a member of the public calls 9-1-1 for assistance in the Beaver Lodge Lands trail network, for anything from wildfires to medical calls, these signs will help emergency crews quickly locate incidents and respond,” said Shawn Hall, fire and life safety educator.

“Each sign also includes fire safety messaging and QR codes that link to FireSmart information to help residents and visitors protect themselves and our community from wildfire risks.”

Project funding was provided by the Union of BC Municipalities Community Resiliency Grant.

It was completed by the city in partnership with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources, Greenways Land Trust, Beaver Lodge Trust Society and FireSmart BC.

More FireSmart initiatives can be found on the city’s website.

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